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October 25, 2014

"There was foreign assistance for carrying out this operation," al-Sisi, flanked by top army brass, said in a speech on Saturday. (File/AFP)
17:09 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Saturday that "foreign assistance" was behind a deadly bombing that killed several army troops in the Sinai Peninsula one day earlier.

Over the past months, Lebanon has been suffering from terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated militants. (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Fresh clashes have erupted between the Lebanese army and militants in the northern city of Tripoli.

Security forces have been battling militants who have killed hundreds of soldiers and police since the army toppled Mursi last July. (File/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT

Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to the Syrian city of Kobani next week to aid Kurds fighting against the IS militants.

passengers arriving at airports and those who show symptoms of the disease will be asked if they visited Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three West African countries hit hardest by the deadliest Ebola outbreak (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Travellers entering Jordan from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be monitored and undergo necessary checkups at the airport, according to the Ministry of Health.

October 24, 2014

At least 27 soldiers were injured in the attack (AFP/ File Archive).
19:00 GMT

At least 10 soldiers were killed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb.

Zale Thompson was captured by the station's CCTV moments before attacking the officers. (AFP/File)
18:21 GMT

Four New York City Police Department officers were assaulted at a bus station in the Queens borough of New York City by a man with a hatchet.

Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi (pictured) is frustrated by Houthi advances which are seen as an attempt by the Shi’ite militia to pressure the government-formation talks (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT

Yemen’s presidential authority is “frustrated by the actions of the Houthis, due to their refusal to abide by the agreements that have been made in terms of their ongoing operations and occupation of various Yemeni provinces.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper(3rdR) and all Members of Parliament applaud Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-at-Arms in the House of Commons for his response to the shooter in Parliament in Ottawa on October 23, 2014 (Jason Ransom/ Prime Minister´s Office/ AFP).
15:00 GMT

Ottawa authorities have released CCTV footage and further information on the man suspected of being behind Wednesday’s shooting.

Serena Shim, was killed in Turkey but worked for Press TV and was an American citizen of Lebanese origin (Courtesy of Twitter).
12:11 GMT

Speculation is increasing over the death of an American-Lebanese journalist who claimed she was threatened by Turkish intelligence services days before being killed in a car crash in Turkey.

Smoke and flames rise from Kobani, as former U.S. soldier and face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, Jordan Matson, alleges IS used checimal weapons in the town (Bulent Kilic/ AFP).
12:00 GMT

A former American soldier who has become the face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, said civilians had been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons.

Turkey’s president will allow 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to Kobani via Turkish territory (AFP/ File Archive).
11:00 GMT

Turkey’s president says a deal has been agreed to send 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to Kobani via Turkish territory.

While Canada had never seen an extremist-inspired attack, authorities knew the country was at risk. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Two men who recently converted to extremist Islam, Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, were accused of carrying out separate deadly attacks in Canada.

October 23, 2014

The doctor responsible for "testing" the patient is “100 percent sure that it is not an Ebola case. (File/AFP)
20:12 GMT

Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.

Life in the “School of Jihad”, where children under the age of 10 are encouraged to fire AK47 rifles and acclimatised to the horrors of war. (File/AFP)
18:36 GMT

IS footage about the disturbing education of boys within their territories recently surfaced.